Whats the best graphics card for Starcraft 2?

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#1 Posted by Swift008 (43 posts) -

Hey im deciding to buy sc2 but i need to know the best graphics card for my computer so i can play sc2 smoothly and no lag.

Any suggestions?

#2 Posted by Drazule (8694 posts) -

Starcraft 2 isn't a demanding game. I run it at max with an Nvida 9800 GT. I don't think you can buy those anymore though:P

#3 Posted by ProudLarry (13511 posts) -
GeForce GTX 480 Of course, you don't need to spend $500 on something like that to play StarCraft II well, but you didn't mention how much you're willing to spend.
#4 Posted by Baranga (14217 posts) -

I run it on max on a 9800GT.

Get a GTX460, best price/performance ratio as of now.

#5 Posted by NerubianWeaver (2046 posts) -
5970
#6 Posted by wigan_gamer (3293 posts) -

Starcraft 2 isn't a demanding game. I run it at max with an Nvida 9800 GT. I don't think you can buy those anymore though:P

Drazule
Same card as me man haha. I have to run it medium though because my CPU likes to overheat in big custom games lol
#7 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

at 1680 x 1200 my hd 5830 and core 2 quad walk tall maxed out :P

#8 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -
All you need is a GTX 460 1GB ($200). I'm getting 60+ fps with everything on ultra. That's all you need. I can't believe people are recommending 5970 for THIS game. That's overkill..... It's a very well optimized game. Stunning at 1920x1200 Ultra.
#9 Posted by Drazule (8694 posts) -

The 460 is overkill. But it is a good card to get for the future anyway.

#10 Posted by Swift008 (43 posts) -

would this be suitable for sc2?

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/zotac-zotac-geforce-1gb-pci-e-video-card-gt220-zt-20203-10l/10143989.aspx?path=c6c3f1fb4adf5cffe4e2e8b6c9b514fden02

#11 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

negative the gt220 (9500gt) is insufficient for sc2

#12 Posted by schu (9326 posts) -

if you play on all high (not ultra) a gtx 460 only slightly slows down with a ton of stuff on the screen and its not choppy at all

i have a 4850 512mb and i play @ 1920x1200 on high and it only gets really choppy from the mothership effect

#13 Posted by Swift008 (43 posts) -

If you guys would, could you give me a link to any of the graphics card you have suggested

and is there any suitable ones that are under 200$?

Thanks :P